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Windows 8 users now getting 'how-to' e-mails from Microsoft

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People who set up a Windows 8 PC or tablet using a Microsoft account will now receive two e-mails with tips and tricks on using the new OS. [Read more]...
Windows 8 users now getting 'how-to' e-mails from Microsoft

Microsoft Office for iOS and Android shows its face, release in early 2013

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The Verge has itself what it says to be previews of Microsoft Office for the platforms that own 90% of the smartphone andtablet markets. The Verge has learned through several sources close to Microsoft’s plans that the company will release Office versions for Android and iOS in early 2013. Office Mobile...
Microsoft Office for iOS and Android shows its face, release in early 2013

Exclusive: Microsoft account to get two-factor authentication soon

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Last month we exclusively reported one of the new security features coming to Microsoft account – enhanced account aliases, aimed to replace the account renaming feature currently in place. Whilst Microsoft has recently silently switched back on the account renaming feature, the new account aliases feature has yet to make...
Exclusive: Microsoft account to get two-factor authentication soon

Microsoft previews Skype for Outlook.com

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Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, allowing users to make calls and send instant messages from within the webmail service using a browser plugin.The preview is available to U.K. customers users and is coming to the U.S. and Germany in the coming weeks with...
Microsoft previews Skype for Outlook.com

Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

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While Skype’s Windows and Mac desktop apps are well-known, the VoIP service also exists on Linux. And today, Skype is rolling out version 4.1 for the free, open sourced operating system. The new launch enables Skype users to sign in with their Microsoft account, after which your existing contacts from...
Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card

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Here’s a Windows 8 feature that’s sure to spark lots of conversations around the dinner table. Gearing up for the “Release Preview” of the new operating system next month, Microsoft this week detailed its plans for Windows 8′s family safety settings. One of the features lets parents receive a weekly...
Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card

Skype updates Android app with Microsoft login

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The video chat service lets users sign in with their Microsoft account, boasts improved audio quality and a new design for tablets. [Read more]...
Skype updates Android app with Microsoft login

With Windows 8, Microsoft tacks towards simplicity

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Remember when Microsoft’s new mobile platform was called ‘Windows Phone 7 Series,’ and we all laughed at it? Then it became Windows Phone 7, but once Mango came out, it’s become known simply as ‘Windows Phone.’ It took too long, but Microsoft did eventually pare the name down to something...
With Windows 8, Microsoft tacks towards simplicity

Yes, there will be a Skype app for Windows 8 this week

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Microsoft’s Skype Division will debut its new app for Windows 8 on Friday, the same day the new operating system launches — a big boost for the Redmond company and one of the most high-profile benefits yet from its $8.5 billion Skype acquisition. Skype announced the new app this morning,...
Yes, there will be a Skype app for Windows 8 this week

SkyDrive now hosting over a billion Office files, adds editing without Microsoft login

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Microsoft's cloud storage service SkyDrive has hit a significant numerical landmark: over a billion Office documents are now hosted on it. To celebrate, Redmond has made is a little easier to edit files using Office Web Apps -- you no longer need to sign in using a Microsoft account...
SkyDrive now hosting over a billion Office files, adds editing without Microsoft login
Using Windows 8's "hidden" backup to clone and recover your whole PC

Skype for Linux 4.2 aims to deliver more polish

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It's been almost a year since Microsoft moved its newly acquired Skype for Linux out of beta with the release of version 4.0, surprising more than a few Linux fans with its apparent commitment to maintaining a telephony client for the free and open source operating system. This week,...
Skype for Linux 4.2 aims to deliver more polish

Microsoft killing Live ID, Zune brands from Windows 8?

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When it launches the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 at MWC next week, Microsoft will have done away with two long-standing brands, The Verge found out. The Windows Live brand will be gone, replaced by similarly functioning Windows Communications apps. At the same time, Microsoft Live ID will now be...
Microsoft killing Live ID, Zune brands from Windows 8?

Microsoft rolling out two-factor authentication

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Microsoft is joining the two-factor authentication ranks, adding support for this security mechanism across its products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account. [Read more]...
Microsoft rolling out two-factor authentication
Windows 8.1 fingerprint reader support includes option to secure folders with a finger

Microsoft implements two-step verification on Accounts

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Microsoft today introduced a two-step verification process to protect Microsoft Accounts and make users’ information more secure. The optional security measure is poised to prevent hacks, fraudulent activities, and account abuses. It will implement verification on all the products and services that use a Microsoft Account, like Windows, Windows...
Microsoft implements two-step verification on Accounts

Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

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Today Barnes & Noble announced a new Windows 8 application that will allow consumers to log in using their Microsoft Account credentials. Microsoft owns a portion of Nook, after investing $300 million into it as a separate venture from its parent company. Microsoft’s stake in Nook amounts to 17.6% of the company. Today’s...
Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

Microsoft account enables Sina Weibo connection, integrates into Windows Phone, Windows 8, SkyDrive, and more

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We reported as early as February last year that Microsoft is working on connecting Chinese micro-blogging service Sina Weibo to Microsoft account. We’ve seen screenshots of it in action, and  Microsoft had even confirmed this back in June last year, however the company had never turned on the switch for...
Microsoft account enables Sina Weibo connection, integrates into Windows Phone, Windows 8, SkyDrive, and more
Micrsoft brings beautiful full-screen Skype app to Windows 8

Blog Post: A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration

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Last week Office 365 Home Premium launched and we've seen a lot of enthusiasm over the seamless integration of SkyDrive for saving and sharing your docs. Recently we reached a big milestone; our customers are now storing over a billion Office documents on SkyDrive! We're really excited about the feedback...
Blog Post: A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration

Skype updates iOS app to let you log in with a Microsoft account

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Version 4.2 of the VOIP provider's IOS app lets you sign in with your Microsoft account and IM people on Messenger, Hotmail, or Outlook.com. [Read more]...
Skype updates iOS app to let you log in with a Microsoft account

How to bypass the Windows 8 password screen

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At the risk of sounding like a cranky old man who doesn't like change, I'm feeling a bit cranky about Windows 8 and some of the changes it imposes. (Get off my lawn, Microsoft!) For example, every time I boot my PC, I have to enter my Microsoft account...
How to bypass the Windows 8 password screen
Microsoft dropping the 'Windows Live' brand, unifying its cloud services under the 'Microsoft account' identity service

Purported screenshots show off ‘Microsoft Account’ user interface, Live rebranding

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According to a set of four screenshots received and published by NeoWin, the great Microsoft Account rebranding that will overcome the aging, and flailing, Live brand may be little more than a paint-over at first. The four shots contain pictures of various login pages, and a password reset interface. Where there was...
Purported screenshots show off ‘Microsoft Account’ user interface, Live rebranding

End Of An Era: Windows Live Messenger To Be Retired, Users Transitioned To Skype

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Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft officially announced today it would be retiring its Windows Live Messenger instant messaging service in favor of Skype. According to a post on the Skype blog, Microsoft’s President of Skype Division, Tony Bates, told users that Windows Live Messenger would be retired for all users in the...
End Of An Era: Windows Live Messenger To Be Retired, Users Transitioned To Skype

Here's your chance: How to get a new '@outlook' address

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Tired of using an email address that contains your 8th grade nickname, or has seven numbers appended to it? Here’s your chance to use something closer to your preferred name on a consumer email service. Microsoft this morning launched a preview of its new Outlook.com email service, which will ultimately...
Here's your chance: How to get a new '@outlook' address

Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead

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While we knew Microsoft Messenger was due to retire sometime in the first quarter of this year, we now have a confirmed date. According to The Next Web, Redmond has informed users via email that they have until March 15th to use the IM platform, after which they will...
Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead
Skype 6 released with Retina Display support, Facebook and Microsoft Messenger integration

Microsoft ditches Windows Live brand, explains new approach to cloud services

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Confused by Microsoft's array of internet/cloud-based services for Windows and Windows Phone? Then it looks like the company's been listening to you. In his latest blog post for the Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft's Steven Sinofksy has explained the company's new approach to cloud services in Windows 8 and...
Microsoft ditches Windows Live brand, explains new approach to cloud services

This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

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Microsoft doesn’t like it if you use long passwords in Hotmail. In fact, the software giant won’t let you use a really long one anymore, and recently started prompting users to only enter the first 16 characters of their password. As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of...
This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you
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